BBC Radio Suffolk book club reviews

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Extra Yarn
by Mac Barnett
A little girl loves knitting and with her endless supply of wool, she can supply the whole neighbourhood with colourful garments.
Date selected: 5th February 2013
A book for children
Why be happy when you could be normal?
by Jeanette Winterson
A memoir revealing how books and writing saved an unloved, adopted child and turned her into a talented, successful, much-loved author.
Date selected: 14th January 2013
Maggot Moon
by Sally Gardner
A stunning, compelling story with so many layers and facets.
Date selected: 14th January 2013
A book for children
A World Between Us
by Lydia Syson
Date selected: 26th November 2012
A book for children
The Small Hours
by Susie Boyt
A dark, amusing, wry and quirky tale of a woman who opens a utopian nursery school.
Date selected: 26th November 2012
The High Street
by Alice Melvin
A beautiful lift-the-flap picture book celebrating traditional town shops with a contemporary look.
Date selected: 17th September 2012
A book for children
Seldom Seen
by Sarah Ridgard
The village of Worlingworth in the 1980s - a bleak, dark, disturbing account of the secrets of village life.
Date selected: 17th September 2012
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
Harold Fry goes out to post a letter and doesn't stop walking. This is a wonderful, uplifting and life-affirming story everyone should read!
Date selected: 9th July 2012
Pirate Gran Goes for Gold
by Geraldine Durrant
A picture book which is great fun: lots to look at in the illustrations and plenty of giggles from the text
Date selected: 9th July 2012
A book for children
Hero on a Bicycle
by Shirley Hughes
Date selected: 22nd May 2012
A book for children
The Shoemaker's Wife
by Adriana Trigiani
A feel-good saga of family, friendship and love set in Italy and America in the 1920s.
Date selected: 22nd May 2012
Noah Barleywater Runs Away
by John Boyne
The book is a funny, magical modern fairy tale, and while there is a little bit of sadness, it is a story of hope.
Date selected: 19th March 2012
A book for children
Various Pets Alive and Dead
by Marina Lewycka
Date selected: 19th March 2012
Mockingbird
by Kathryn Erskine
A fascinating and charming portrayal of a girl with Aspergers struggling to come to terms with tragedy.
Date selected: 23rd January 2012
A book for children
No Mark Upon Her
by Deborah Crombie
Date selected: 23rd January 2012
Elegance
by Kathleen Tessaro
Life isn't turning out how she expected, so when 30-something Louise discovers a fascinating treatise on fashion in a second-hand bookshop, she decides to put the principles into action.
Date selected: 28th November 2011
Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day
by Amy de la Haye
Beautiful, detailed illustrations and a charming story set around the Victoria and Albert Museum and a visit to London.
Date selected: 28th November 2011
A book for children
Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys
A moving and haunting fictionalised account of a young girl deported with her family from Lithuania to Siberia during the Second World War.
Date selected: 26th November 2011
A book for children
The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
A young woman discovers she can help others through the flowers she chooses for them.
Date selected: 27th September 2011
S.W.I.T.C.H. Beetle Blast
by Ali Sparkes
The adventures of twins Josh and Danny who, thanks to an experimental serum, turn into insects!
Date selected: 27th September 2011
A book for children

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